Book feature and giveaway: “Smilodon” by Alan Nayes

Today’s book was written by another of my Indie Eclective friends!  Welcome, Alan, to Lizzyland.  Alan’s book, “Smilodon,” is about a prehistoric cat that ends up in the modern day US.  Yikes!  Alan also has the distinction of being the only guy I know who writes trashy romance novels, so you know he’s cool!

Smilodon is available at Amazon and BN.

As always, to enter the drawing for the ebook giveaway: comment on this post OR share with your social networks using the buttons at the end of this post OR retweet my tweet OR like, share, or comment on the post on FB OR +1, share, or comment on G+!  I’ll start posting the winners here on the blog a day after the contest.  I’ve been posting on FB, but I want to make sure everyone sees it!

Seven years after a near-fatal mauling by a grizzly bear, in which his only son was killed, Jason Bristol, a one time prize-fighter and expert animal tracker, is back in the woods tracking again–when he’s not nursing the nearest fifth of whiskey.

Then Jason’s best friend and mentor is discovered half-buried beneath a mat of pine needles.  The prospector’s mangled corpse has been mauled virtually beyond recognition.  A rancher loses a prize thoroughbred and suddenly the nightmare responsible for Jason’s downward spiral is rekindled as Jason is thrust back into the wilderness on the trail of a predator that defies belief.

The time clock has begun for Norah Phelps, too, daughter of multimillionaire real estate developer Richard Phelps whose recent purchase of the 95,000 acre former Clarksdale Animal Preserve has pitted environmentalist and wildlife biologist daughter against capitalist father.  Norah, responsible for relocating the local wolf population, remains unconvinced a pack of marauding wolves are accountable for the attacks and enlists Jason’s help in her quest for the real killer before the spate of killings can jeopardize not only her future but also the future of her father’s prize development project.

Against the majestic pristine backdrop of Idaho’s Bitterroot Wilderness Area, the story unfolds.  Jason, with Norah’s assistance, soon discovers the ghosts of his past are nothing compared to the battle he’s undertaken.

Smilodon.  A saber-toothed cat.  He’s angry, he’s frightened, he’s hungry, and he’s 12,000 years from home!

About Alan: I live in Southern California but still consider myself part Texan by birthright. I was born in Houston and grew up in Dallas. I’ve resided in California since the mid 1980’s but get back to Texas as much as possible. My first two published novels—GARGOYLES and THE UNNATURAL are biomedical thrillers. Actually THE UNNATURAL could also fall into the horror genre as it is a pretty bizarre tale. BARBARY POINT is a love story about a successful young woman who falls in love with a fishing guide. It was written on a suggestion from a former agent.

I have several other projects in the works. HEMLOCK POND is a horror story about a young woman and her son who move into a farmhouse with a haunted pond. I’m also planning a sequel to GARGOYLES.

My favorite football team is the Superbowl champs GREEN BAY PACKERS. Sorry Cowboys. But when GB is not on the gridiron—Go Dallas! Great Cheerleaders, too!

I enjoy the outdoors and as a side note I’m one of only a few individuals to ever swim across Wisconsin’s chilly Lake Winnebago. Does this make me a better writer—probably not.

When I’m not working on my next project, I enjoy relaxing and fishing at our family vacation home in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Where to find Alan






13 thoughts on “Book feature and giveaway: “Smilodon” by Alan Nayes

  1. Thank you for sharing this awesome new book by an Indie Eclective member, my dream club to actually join. Good luck to all the potential winners and even if I don’t win, I plan on loading this book ASAP… Smilodon will definitely go on my TBR list. 😉

  2. Oh goodie, another chance to win Smilodon, since I didn’t snag a copy from Library Thing. Really want to read this one, but my books to buy list is a mile longer than my book budget.

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